organic waste News

  • Organic Waste Discharge

    A new ASTM subcommittee will develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Subcommittee D34.02 on Discharge of Organic Wastes into Sanitary Sewers is part of ASTM International Committee D34 on Waste Management. “Considering the need for low detection limits and measurements that would assure all of ...


    By ASTM International

  • One of world`s largest agro-industrial biogas plants under construction

    In February 2016, Coltrade B.V. and its partner Ahidra S.L., signed an EPC contract for one of the largest organic waste to energy recovery facilities in the world within the dairy industry. After months of design and engineering of the highest level, where efficiency became an obsession, the plant is now under construction. The installation is located in northern Spain (Asturias) and will ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Firm to invest in organic waste recycling

    Small business investor Acuity Capital Management is launching a venture capital trust for UK organic waste recycling infrastructure. Aiming to invest in eight to twelve sites and seeking £20 million from retail investors, the majority of projects will be made up of anaerobic digestion technology, while the remaining few will be in-vessel composting sites. ...

  • Examining advanced treatment of organic waste

    The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced a market study, supported by Ofwat, looking at the market for treatment of organic waste. The study will look at whether the market is working effectively to deliver the best outcomes for customers. The study will examine whether there are appropriate incentives in place for the efficient use of new and advanced technologies. Organic waste has ...

  • Pyrolisis of Organic Waste - Old Technique, New Implementation

    Oil produced by pyrolisis of organic waste could become an important source of renewable energy. The Dutch company BTG has recently delivered Malaysia’s first pyrolisis plant. Pyrolisis is a well-established technique which goes back to the 1950s. Essentially, it consists in reducing the primary or raw material at a very high temperature. In this case, organic waste is brought very rapidly to ...

  • Three New England organizations recognized for reducing waste

    Three WasteWise partners in New England were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding achievements as 2011 WasteWise award winners. Nationally, there were 29 winners, with awards in categories including business, government, and educational sectors. WasteWise is a free, voluntary partnership program that helps businesses reduce their environmental impact and ...

  • Waste Management Announces Expansion of Organics Recycling Services

    Acquisition of Garick enables Waste Management to expand organic recycling services and commercial and consumer organic products across North America HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced it has acquired a majority equity interest in Garick LLC, a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of organic lawn and garden products that will ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • UK initiative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill

    Encouraging technology that reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill is the driving force behind a consultation launched this week by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Environment Agency initiative. The Quality Protocol for the production and use of quality outputs from Anaerobic Digestion, could make it easier to turn ...

  • Separate collection of organic waste from 2015

    The amendment of the German Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Managment Act obliges the German households from 2015 to collect their organic waste in a separate bin. The European member states have to implement the stipulations of the underlying EU revision of the Waste Framework Directive into national law. Domestic waste consists by up to 40 % of organic material. The German Federal Association ...


  • European Organizations Issue Declaration on Waste Containing Nanomaterials

    On April 13, 2016, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), the European Environmental Citizens’ Organization for Standardization (ECOS), and the Oeko-Institut issued a press release announcing the availability of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pickles’ £250m Fund to Accept Organic and Food Waste

    Eric Pickles’ £250 million Weekly Collection Support Scheme will now accept organic and food waste. The announcement was made last Friday (February 3) by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Back in September 2010, Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar, Eric Pickles, unveiled the plans of a scheme to support councils who wish to introduce, retain or ...


    By Eco Food Recycling

  • Ten New England Organizations Commit to Reduce Food Waste

    Ten New England educational, healthcare and other business institutions have become members of EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, a national initiative that encourages businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities. The 10 new participants in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge from New ...

  • EPA Recognizes Governments, Organizations and Businesses for Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the waste reduction accomplishments of 29 participants in and endorsers of EPA’s Waste Wise program and EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. These collaborative initiatives apply sustainable materials management practices to decrease wasted food and municipal and industrial wastes in the United States, leading to economic and ...

  • Waste Management Launches New Food and Organic Recycling Technology in Orange County

    New Food and Organic Recycling Facility Features Innovative Technology to Transform Orange County Food and Organics into Green End Uses Waste Management of Orange County (WMOC) today opened its new Food and Organic Recycling Facility, featuring processing technology that is the first of its kind in Southern California. WMOC was joined by the Director of California Department of Resources ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference unveils new organizing partner, seeks speakers

    A Greener Solution LLC has joined with Waste & Recycling News to organize the third annual Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference, the industry's focal point for shaping the future of tactical sustainability and corporate recycling programs. The Corporate Recycling & Waste Conference is a three-day event for senior executives involved in the development, innovation and implementation ...


  • ALLWEILER pumps have long service life in organic waste processing

    When used to process organic waste, commercially available pumps can only stay in service for a short period of time. But with ALLWEILER progressing cavity pumps, Marchfelder BioEnergie GmbH of  Austria has achieved much longer service periods. When regular commercial pumps are used to process organic waste, they typically wear out after only a short period of time. Liquids pumped under ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Waste Management to Develop New Organics Facility in Central Florida

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM), today announced it is developing a new organics facility in Apopka, Florida. The facility will process yard, food and clean wood waste to create value added soil amendments. "We want to extract the highest value possible from the materials we manage. Recycling organics through composting and the ...


  • Absorbing organic pollutants in soils

    A new study closely examines the role degrading plant materials play in absorbing organic pollutants in the soil. These “biopolymers” are the waxy, water resistant barriers between the plant cells and the environment. This information is important to evaluate the role of these biopolymers as a natural sorbent for organic pollutants in the environment. The study, reported in the ...

  • Organic Waste Management is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of a new GBP 15m solid waste treatment facility in Northwich Cheshire

    The site will primarily serve the Manchester / Merseyside industrial commercial market and will divert 180k tonnes of waste which would normally go the landfill. The waste will go through an intensive recycling process which will recover the hard recyclables and convert the residue to compost or a high calorific fuel product. The company is using Bedminster Technology, who operates facilities in ...


    By Derek Gough Associates LLP

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